Archives for May2013

‘Private images and moving memories’ – report

Valentine Kuypers (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) reports on the ‘Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices’ workshop, Bonn, 2-3 May 2013. Full report available here.

CFP: ‘Children and Amateur Media in Scotland’ conference, 2014

Upcoming Conference: Children and nontheatrical media: from film to video

Keynote speaker: Rick Prelinger
University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 12-13th 2014

An open call to archivists, academics and film-makers. We are seeking papers and presentations exploring the relationship between nontheatrical media (meaning amateur, orphan, sponsored, municipal, educational films and/or audiovisual material) and children.

Suggested topics might include but are not limited to:

Children as performers

Children as subjects

Children as audiences (e.g. in schools)

Children as makers


Please send title; 300 word abstract; name and affiliation to Professor Karen Lury, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. E-mail: 

Deadline for proposals is: November 15th 2013.

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‘NosArchives’ – memory as history

See NosArchives portal for an interesting selection of amateur films and a successful interactive network of amateur filmmakers, archivists and researchers.  Contact details are available here. Also, please mention in Comments below if you know of similar projects.

Book launch: ‘Small-Gauge Storytelling’ (E.U.P.)

May 2013. Book launch: ‘Small-Gauge Storytelling. Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film‘, eds. Ryan Shand and Ian Craven, Edinburgh Unviersity Press.

Updated workshop programme: ‘How to Keep our Audiovisual Memories Safe’

Please see here the updated programme for the two-day workshop on ‘How to Keep our Audiovisual Memories Safe? Storing Home Movies, Home Video and Online Content’, Bonn, 2-3 May.

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